28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Farr's done well and every page has something of interest,
By A Customer
This review is from: Tintin: The Complete Companion (Hardcover)
I'm 33 and have been reading Tintin books since I was young enough to look at books. Farr's companion to how and where Herge drew his inspiration for the stories is the ultimate work for people such as myself – hopeless romantics. Herge drew his inspiration from a fantastically wide range of source material, however Farr generally pulls back from exploring further some of the influences on Herge. This is especially noticeable when it comes to the thorny issue of Herge's supposed (but hitherto unfounded) racism and bigotry. Farr does not deal with these issues preferring to gloss over them and sticking to a safer formula. It depends how much information the Tintin fan wants; if it's enough to simply re-live ones youth and delve a little bit deeper into the man behind the characters in the Tintin books then Farr's companion is adequate. If you require a more in-depth and fuller study of the man and his times and his creations, then this is not for you. In conclusion Farr's done a good job and every page has something of interest. It probably is a must-have for all Tintin fans.